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 ====== John Ridington ====== ====== John Ridington ======
  
-b. 1868, London, England; d. 1945, Vancouver.+b. 1868, London, England; d. 1945, Vancouver\\
  
 ===== Education: ===== ===== Education: =====
  
-Tredegar Road Wesleyan School, Bow, London, 1883-87, pupil teacher. +Tredegar Road Wesleyan School, Bow, London, 1883-87, pupil teacher.\\ 
- +New York State Library, Albany, Summer School, 1916.\\
-New York State Library, Albany, Summer School, 1916.+
  
 ===== Positions: ===== ===== Positions: =====
  
-1889-1895 ​  ​School Teacher at Burdette, Rookhurst, and Foxwarren, Manitoba +1889-1895 School Teacher at Burdette, Rookhurst, and Foxwarren, Manitoba\\ 
- +1895-1901 Publisher and Editor, Carberry News\\ 
-1895-1901 ​  ​Publisher and Editor, Carberry News +1902-1906 Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press\\ 
- +1907 Free Lance journalist\\ 
-1902-1906 ​  ​Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press +1908-1910 Manager, Real Estate, Wm. Pearson Co. Ltd., Winnipeg\\ 
- +1911-1912 Sales Manager, Canada Western Trust Co., Vancouver\\ 
-1907   ​Free Lance journalist +1913-1914 Night school teacher, Vancouver School Board\\ 
- +1914-1915 Cataloguer, University of B.C. Library\\ 
-1908-1910 ​  ​Manager, Real Estate, Wm. Pearson Co. Ltd., Winnipeg +1916-1922 Acting Librarian and Cataloguer, U.B.C. Library\\ 
- +1922-1940 University Librarian, U.B.C.\\ 
-1911-1912 ​  ​Sales Manager, Canada Western Trust Co., Vancouver +1941-1945 Special editorial writer, Vancouver News Herald.\\
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-1913-1914 ​  ​Night school teacher, Vancouver School Board +
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-1914-1915 ​  ​Cataloguer, University of B.C. Library +
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-1916-1922 ​  ​Acting Librarian and Cataloguer, U.B.C. Library +
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-1922-1940 ​  ​University Librarian, U.B.C. +
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-1941-1945 ​  ​Special editorial writer, Vancouver News Herald.+
  
 ===== Publications:​ ===== ===== Publications:​ =====
  
-"The Doukhobor pilgrimage."​ Canadian Magazine 20:211-22, Jan. 1903.+"The Doukhobor pilgrimage."​ Canadian Magazine 20:211-22, Jan. 1903.\\
  
-"The crusade of the Doukhobors: the story of a modern pilgrimage."​ Frank Leslie'​s Popular Monthly. 55, no , 4. February 1903.+"The crusade of the Doukhobors: the story of a modern pilgrimage."​ Frank Leslie'​s Popular Monthly. 55, no , 4. February 1903.\\
  
-"Fort George and its tributary territory."​ B.C. Magazine, 1912, p. 755-9.+"Fort George and its tributary territory."​ B.C. Magazine, 1912, p. 755-9.\\
  
-"​Panama and the Peace River."​ Saturday Sunset. Annual B.C. Development Edition, 1912. p. 11-15.+"​Panama and the Peace River."​ Saturday Sunset. Annual B.C. Development Edition, 1912. p. 11-15.\\
  
-"The poetry of the War". Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference Proceedings,​ 1917, p. 52-90.+"The poetry of the War". Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference Proceedings,​ 1917, p. 52-90.\\
  
-"The university, the university library, and the returned soldier."​ Library Journal, v. 43 p. 808-16, November 1918.+"The university, the university library, and the returned soldier."​ Library Journal, v. 43 p. 808-16, November 1918.\\
  
-"The challenge of the present days." PNLA Conference Proceedings,​ 1919, p. 7-8. Also in: Public Libraries, v. 25, no. 4, April 1920, p. 175-8)+"The challenge of the present days." PNLA Conference Proceedings,​ 1919, p. 7-8. Also in: Public Libraries, v. 25, no. 4, April 1920, p. 175-8)\\
  
-"New needs and new responsibilities."​ American Library Association:​ Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting . Chicago: ALA., 1920. p. 195-203.+"New needs and new responsibilities."​ American Library Association:​ Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting . Chicago: ALA., 1920. p. 195-203.\\
  
-"​Artist - Artisan, which?"​ Public Libraries 28:55-62, Feb. 1923.+"​Artist - Artisan, which?"​ Public Libraries 28:55-62, Feb. 1923.\\
  
-"The new place of books In education."​ PNLA Conference Proceedings,​ 1924, p. 18-28.+"The new place of books In education."​ PNLA Conference Proceedings,​ 1924, p. 18-28.\\
  
-"The libraries of British Columbia."​ Library Journal 52:646-50, June 15, 1927.+"The libraries of British Columbia."​ Library Journal 52:646-50, June 15, 1927.\\
  
-"​Address of welcome."​ PNLA Conference Proceedings,​ 1927. p. 43-8.+"​Address of welcome."​ PNLA Conference Proceedings,​ 1927. p. 43-8.\\
  
-"​Distribution of Canadian public Documents."​ Library Journal 52: 1131-2, Dec. 1, 1927.+"​Distribution of Canadian public Documents."​ Library Journal 52: 1131-2, Dec. 1, 1927.\\
  
-"​Canada'​s Poet Laureate: Bliss Carman"​ PNLA Proceedings,​ 1929, p. 70-77.+"​Canada'​s Poet Laureate: Bliss Carman"​ PNLA Proceedings,​ 1929, p. 70-77.\\
  
-Libraries in Canada; a study of library conditions and needs. By The Commission of Enquiry, John Ridington, Chairman, Mary J.L. Black, George H. Locke. Toronto: Ryerson Press and Chicago, American Library Association,​ 1933. 153 p+Libraries in Canada; a study of library conditions and needs. By The Commission of Enquiry, John Ridington, Chairman, Mary J.L. Black, George H. Locke. Toronto: Ryerson Press and Chicago, American Library Association,​ 1933. 153 p\\
  
-"​Canada and its libraries."​ Library Journal 59:493-8, June 15, 1934+"​Canada and its libraries."​ Library Journal 59:493-8, June 15, 1934\\
  
-"The Library as insurance."​ Ontario Library Review, 18:123-4, August 1934.+"The Library as insurance."​ Ontario Library Review, 18:123-4, August 1934.\\
  
 ===== Associations/​Committees:​ ===== ===== Associations/​Committees:​ =====
  
-1915   ​Vancouver Public Library Board +1915 Vancouver Public Library Board\\ 
- +1916-1917 Pacific Northwest Library Association,​ Second Vice-President\\ 
-1916-1917 ​  ​Pacific Northwest Library Association,​ Second Vice-President +1918-1919 Pacific Northwest Library Association,​ President\\ 
- +1923-1924 British Columbia Library Association,​ President\\ 
-1918-1919 ​  ​Pacific Northwest Library Association,​ President +1923-1924 Pacific Northwest Library Association,​ President\\ 
- +1926 Pacific Northwest Library Association,​ President\\ 
-1923-1924 ​  ​British Columbia Library Association,​ President +1933 B.C. Provincial Library Commission, Member\\ 
- +1934-1942 B.C. Public Library Commission, Member\\
-1923-1924 ​  ​Pacific Northwest Library Association,​ President +
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-1926   ​Pacific Northwest Library Association,​ President +
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-1933   ​B.C. Provincial Library Commission, Member +
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-1934-1942 ​  ​B.C. Public Library Commission, Member+
  
 ===== Honours: ===== ===== Honours: =====
  
-Jubilee Medal, 1935.+Jubilee Medal, 1935.\\
  
 ===== Other Areas of Activity: ===== ===== Other Areas of Activity: =====
  
-1930-1933 ​  ​Carnegie Corporation. Commission of Enquiry, Chairman +1930-1933 Carnegie Corporation. Commission of Enquiry, Chairman\\ 
- +1925-193? Canadian Library Association,​ President\\
-1925-193? ​  ​Canadian Library Association,​ President+
  
 ===== Comments: ===== ===== Comments: =====
  
-Starting in 1927 Ridington spearheaded an attempt to establish a Canadian Library Association,​ and was twice elected to its Presidency, even though the Association was never incorporated.+Starting in 1927 Ridington spearheaded an attempt to establish a Canadian Library Association,​ and was twice elected to its Presidency, even though the Association was never incorporated.\\
  
 ===== Sources: ===== ===== Sources: =====
  
-University of British Columbia Archives. Librarian'​s Office: John Ridington. +University of British Columbia Archives. Librarian'​s Office: John Ridington.\\ 
- +Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. "1925: CLA launched … In Seattle?"​ Feliciter, v. 44, no. 5, May 1998, p. 20-25. (Part 1)\\ 
-Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. "1925: CLA launched … In Seattle?"​ Feliciter, v. 44, no. 5, May 1998, p. 20-25. (Part 1) +Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. "1925: CLA launched … In Seattle?"​ Feliciter, v. 44, no. 6, June 1998, p. 26-31,34. (Part 2)\\ 
- +Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. "1927: CLA born again … In Toronto?"​ Feliciter, v. 45, no. 2, 1999, p. 98-105, 122.\\ 
-Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. "1925: CLA launched … In Seattle?"​ Feliciter, v. 44, no. 6, June 1998, p. 26-31,34. (Part 2) +Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. "​1927-30:​ The muddle years."​ [Summary] Feliciter, v. 46, no. 3, 2000, p. 148-149.\\ 
- +Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. "1930: The Commissioners'​ trail."​ [Summary] Feliciter, v.47, no 3, 2001, p. 140-141.\\ 
-Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. "1927: CLA born again … In Toronto?"​ Feliciter, v. 45, no. 2, 1999, p. 98-105, 122. +Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. "1933: The Commission speaks."​ [Summary] Feliciter, v. 48, no. 3, 2002, p. 126-128.\\ 
- +Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. "1934: CLA redux… almost."​ [Summary] Feliciter, v. 49, no. 3, 2003, p. 161-164.\\ 
-Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. "​1927-30:​ The muddle years."​ [Summary] Feliciter, v. 46, no. 3, 2000, p. 148-149. +Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. "​1934-46:​ The long last lap." [Summary] Feliciter, v. 50, no. 3, 2004, p. 112-115.\\ 
- +Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. John Ridington: The library years. Vancouver, 1998. 20 p. [Unpublished talk delivered to the X-Club, U.B.C.]\\
-Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. "1930: The Commissioners'​ trail."​ [Summary] Feliciter, v.47, no 3, 2001, p. 140-141. +
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-Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. "1933: The Commission speaks."​ [Summary] Feliciter, v. 48, no. 3, 2002, p. 126-128. +
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-Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. "1934: CLA redux … almost."​ [Summary] Feliciter, v. 49, no. 3, 2003, p. 161-164. +
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-Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. "​1934-46:​ The long last lap." [Summary] Feliciter, v. 50, no. 3, 2004, p. 112-115. +
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-Stuart-Stubbs,​ Basil. John Ridington: The library years. Vancouver, 1998. 20 p. [Unpublished talk delivered to the X-Club, U.B.C.]+
  
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